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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 18 — Jun. 20, 2007
  • pp: 3766–3773

Depth-enhanced integral imaging display system with electrically variable image planes using polymer-dispersed liquid-crystal layers

Yunhee Kim, Heejin Choi, Joohwan Kim, Seong-Woo Cho, Youngmin Kim, Gilbae Park, and Byoungho Lee  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 18, pp. 3766-3773 (2007)

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A depth-enhanced three-dimensional integral imaging system with electrically variable image planes is proposed. For implementing the variable image planes, polymer-dispersed liquid-crystal (PDLC) films and a projector are adopted as a new display system in the integral imaging. Since the transparencies of PDLC films are electrically controllable, we can make each film diffuse the projected light successively with a different depth from the lens array. As a result, the proposed method enables control of the location of image planes electrically and enhances the depth. The principle of the proposed method is described, and experimental results are also presented.

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OCIS Codes
(100.6890) Image processing : Three-dimensional image processing
(110.2990) Imaging systems : Image formation theory
(220.2740) Optical design and fabrication : Geometric optical design

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: November 13, 2006
Revised Manuscript: February 23, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: March 19, 2007
Published: May 31, 2007

Yunhee Kim, Heejin Choi, Joohwan Kim, Seong-Woo Cho, Youngmin Kim, Gilbae Park, and Byoungho Lee, "Depth-enhanced integral imaging display system with electrically variable image planes using polymer-dispersed liquid-crystal layers," Appl. Opt. 46, 3766-3773 (2007)

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